Our mission creates 360 degree complete wellness services utilizing smart technologies (IoT) that keep seniors safe, healthy and happy while they continue to live independently. Our services provide simple, easy-to-use solutions that are affordable and comprehensive, while communicating with a loved one’s network of family and friends, or caregivers who need to ensure their safety and wellbeing.
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Phone: 1-617-500-4650 • Email: CustomerService@ringathome.com
About Our Founders
Ring at Home was created by Donna Meté when she was in an area without daily contact with those she loved. She began to think about the many times she wasn't able to check-in on her mother as often as she liked, and how concerned she had been at the time. There was little available to help her.
She also thought about the aging population and other families like hers that would find themselves in the same situation separated by distance and their busy lives. What would happen to their loved one who may be at risk while living independently, and without daily, consistent care and contact with providers, family or friends? How could they adequately maintain their health, safety and well-being, at such a vulnerable age, alone?
This became the catalyst to create the solution for providers and families who needed to know that their loved one was okay and, to provide the wellness services and assurances they were seeking. Knowing they have a network of care providers who are available should they need help, has given everyone the peace-of-mind they have been searching for.
Donna reached out and contacted Ben Bassi, an associate and friend who worked with her on another successful online business in the past, and knew that the combination of Ben's extraordinary web development expertise and her track record of creating and building successful businesses could bring Ring at Home to life.
“Donna and I knew that many seniors felt like no one cared for them and often worried about their own wellbeing and whether anyone would know if something were to happen to them, like a fall or declining health” said Bassi.
“Technology can be difficult for seniors,” said Meté. “We wanted to create an easy to use service to keep seniors healthy and living independently while informing their care providers and loved ones that they were in good health, taking their medications and keeping important appointments.”
Ring at Home provides families with a proactive and preventative solution for seniors wishing to live independently but in need of assistance.
Donna has a long history in B2B and B2C business development. Donna’s entrepreneurial career includes founding and funding one of the fastest growing, privately-held companies in 1993. She is a marketing and business development maverick with a keen ability to identify hot trends that offer commercially viable opportunities. She has extensive experience building and operating international businesses.
Donna developed a proprietary “tack” formula being used in pet hair removal and sports-related gloves which she invented and sold in over 24 countries and in 1991 developed, and then sold, the world's first and largest trade show on Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods which is still in existence today. Her unique tack formula won several awards including “Best New Product” by the PGA.
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Ben has a long history in technology. He is an expert in Web Technologies, Digital Marketing and Digital Strategy architecting and developing more than 1,000 projects over 25 years. He is the Co-Founder of Ring at Home and Founder/CEO of CommonPlaces Interactive a custom web development and digital marketing agency. CommonPlaces was recently named to CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising Web Developers in the US and is an INC. 500 Company.
Bassi’s Internet experience dates to the 1990s, building Internet systems for the DOD and security agencies. He was on the founding management team of Lycos, the Internet’s first large-scale search engine. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Firefly, the web's first social network, which developed Microsoft’s Site Server and the Internet’s Privacy Standards with Bill Clinton’s cabinet.
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Laurie M. Orlov
Laurie M. Orlov, a tech industry veteran, writer, speaker and elder care advocate, is the founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch -- market research that provides thought leadership, analysis and guidance about technologies and services that enable boomers and seniors to remain longer in their home of choice. In addition to her technology background and years as a technology industry analyst, Laurie has served as a volunteer long-term care ombudsman and is certified in Geriatric Care Management from the University of Florida.
Aging in Place is the ability to live in one's own home for as long, as confidently and comfortably possible. Livability can be extended through the incorporation of universal design principles, Digital Health and assistive technologies. It is described with reference to Aging in Place Technology Watch and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The NY Times, USA Today, MoneyWatch and US News & World Report. She is profiled in Business Week's Launching Startups, Huffington Post, and The NY Times.
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